The table below looks at the statistics for Business Analysis skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Analysis over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analysis
Rank 46 50 44
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -6
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 2062 2001 1906
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.81% 3.80% 4.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.97% 5.08% 5.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1434 1379 1277
Average daily rate
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£425 £415 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -5.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 32
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £30.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% -1.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.30 £21.00 £17.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.91 £57.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £30.41 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+26.59% +38.23%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41485 39369 34836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.59% 74.79% 73.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 26264 24909 20841
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1203 1184 1052
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.75 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -10.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £48.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Business Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Business Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK.

Business Analysis Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Business Analysis Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Business Analysis
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK.

Business Analysis Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Business Analysis
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Business Analysis Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Business Analysis
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England 0 1811 £425 - 545
London 0 912 £475 - 238
South East +5 290 £400 +10.34% 94
City of London -2 269 £475 - 96
Scotland +16 175 £375 +2.73% 18
North West 0 139 £400 +3.22% 46
Yorkshire 0 120 £350 -6.66% 37
South West +12 116 £391 +3.64% 47
Edinburgh +14 86 £350 -6.04% 9
West Midlands -12 80 £363 -3.33% 30
West Yorkshire -7 76 £346 -7.73% 28
East of England -2 71 £400 +0.94% 22
Hampshire +26 63 £425 +6.25% 14
Berkshire -15 60 £375 +10.29% 19
Glasgow +11 58 £375 - 5
Oxfordshire +9 51 £412 +24.69% 15
Leeds -15 50 £350 -6.66% 16
East Midlands -22 47 £388 -8.82% 18
Manchester -9 45 £350 -9.67% 23
Cheshire +5 41 £419 +4.68% 14
Buckinghamshire -12 38 £350 - 13
Wiltshire +13 34 £450 - 7
Wales +4 33 £400 +6.66% 6
Surrey +1 32 £400 - 17
Milton Keynes -9 31 £350 - 11
Bristol -11 30 £363 -3.33% 16
Reading +27 27 £375 -8.53% 8
Oxford +7 27 £425 +25.00% 5
South Yorkshire +5 26 £375 +2.73% 2
North East +1 25 £376 +16.66% 5

Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Business Analysis.

1 1548 (40.32%) Finance
2 893 (23.26%) Stakeholder Management
3 778 (20.27%) Agile Software Development
4 761 (19.82%) Project Management
5 740 (19.28%) Banking
6 495 (12.89%) Analytical Skills
7 435 (11.33%) SQL
8 359 (9.35%) Microsoft
9 327 (8.52%) MS Excel
10 315 (8.21%) Change Management
11 310 (8.08%) Use Case
12 308 (8.02%) Retail
13 306 (7.97%) PRINCE2
14 296 (7.71%) Degree
15 292 (7.61%) Data Analysis
16 283 (7.37%) ISEB
17 282 (7.35%) Investment Banking
18 276 (7.19%) User Acceptance Testing
19 275 (7.16%) Data Modelling
20 263 (6.85%) Migration
21 253 (6.59%) MS Visio
22 237 (6.17%) GAP Analysis
23 230 (5.99%) Scrum
24 221 (5.76%) Business Intelligence
25 213 (5.55%) Oracle
26 212 (5.52%) CRM
27 200 (5.21%) ITIL
27 200 (5.21%) Waterfall
28 198 (5.16%) UML
29 192 (5.00%) E-Commerce

Business Analysis
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Business Analysis. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 141 (3.67%) SharePoint
2 62 (1.62%) SAS
3 51 (1.33%) CMS
4 31 (0.81%) Confluence
5 18 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
6 15 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
6 15 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 10 (0.26%) IBM Notes
7 10 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
8 9 (0.23%) Lync
9 7 (0.18%) Apache Solr
9 7 (0.18%) MS Project Server
9 7 (0.18%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.16%) WebLogic
10 6 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
10 6 (0.16%) Oracle Coherence
10 6 (0.16%) Moodle
11 5 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (0.13%) Apache
11 5 (0.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 327 (8.52%) MS Excel
2 253 (6.59%) MS Visio
3 167 (4.35%) MS Office
4 150 (3.91%) MS PowerPoint
5 101 (2.63%) MS Project
6 23 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.23%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.21%) InfoPath
9 4 (0.10%) SPSS
10 2 (0.052%) Shockwave
10 2 (0.052%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.026%) Mingle
11 1 (0.026%) ProjectWise
11 1 (0.026%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 58 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
3 20 (0.52%) SAP FI
3 20 (0.52%) SAP FI/CO
3 20 (0.52%) SAP CO
4 13 (0.34%) Markit EDM
5 11 (0.29%) Cognos TM1
6 9 (0.23%) Agresso
7 8 (0.21%) SAP HR
7 8 (0.21%) SAP ERP
8 7 (0.18%) SAP FI-GL
8 7 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
8 7 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 7 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
8 7 (0.18%) HFM
8 7 (0.18%) Summit
9 6 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
9 6 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 6 (0.16%) thinkFolio
10 5 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 35 (0.91%) SaaS
2 15 (0.39%) PaaS
3 11 (0.29%) IBM Blueworks
3 11 (0.29%) Office 365
4 9 (0.23%) IaaS
5 8 (0.21%) Force.com
6 6 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (0.10%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (0.10%) Adobe Analytics
9 3 (0.078%) Taleo
10 2 (0.052%) Silverpop
10 2 (0.052%) FinancialForce.com
10 2 (0.052%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.026%) Lucidchart
11 1 (0.026%) Yammer
11 1 (0.026%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.026%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 36 (0.94%) Intranet
2 22 (0.57%) Internet
3 21 (0.55%) HTTP
4 15 (0.39%) VLAN
4 15 (0.39%) WAN
5 12 (0.31%) Firewall
6 11 (0.29%) LAN
7 8 (0.21%) ATM
8 7 (0.18%) Radio Access Network
9 5 (0.13%) Network Security
9 5 (0.13%) SAN
9 5 (0.13%) VoIP
10 4 (0.10%) Broadband
10 4 (0.10%) HTTPS
10 4 (0.10%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (0.10%) Unified Communications
11 3 (0.078%) Skype
11 3 (0.078%) NAS
11 3 (0.078%) MPLS
11 3 (0.078%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (4.87%) SQL Server
2 183 (4.77%) Data Warehouse
3 58 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 55 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 47 (1.22%) MS Access
6 41 (1.07%) Data Mining
7 39 (1.02%) QlikView
8 38 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
9 36 (0.94%) Relational Database
9 36 (0.94%) Oracle Database
10 32 (0.83%) Big Data
11 31 (0.81%) Oracle BI EE
11 31 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 20 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
12 20 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
13 18 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
14 17 (0.44%) Hadoop
15 15 (0.39%) DB2
16 12 (0.31%) Crystal Reports
16 12 (0.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 98 (2.55%) JIRA
2 30 (0.78%) Axure RP
3 24 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 19 (0.49%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 16 (0.42%) Visual Studio
6 15 (0.39%) Rational Rose
7 10 (0.26%) Subversion
8 8 (0.21%) Selenium
9 7 (0.18%) JUnit
10 6 (0.16%) Oracle Forms
10 6 (0.16%) CppUnit
11 5 (0.13%) Maven
11 5 (0.13%) Eclipse
12 4 (0.10%) ClearCase
12 4 (0.10%) ERwin
12 4 (0.10%) Microsoft Blend
13 3 (0.078%) Jenkins
13 3 (0.078%) MorphX
13 3 (0.078%) CruiseControl
13 3 (0.078%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1548 (40.32%) Finance
2 740 (19.28%) Banking
3 308 (8.02%) Retail
4 282 (7.35%) Investment Banking
5 147 (3.83%) Front Office
6 145 (3.78%) Telecoms
7 100 (2.60%) Legal
8 96 (2.50%) Marketing
9 82 (2.14%) Retail Banking
9 82 (2.14%) Back Office
10 70 (1.82%) Advertising
11 52 (1.35%) Financial Institution
12 43 (1.12%) Law
13 39 (1.02%) Publishing
14 32 (0.83%) Billing
15 30 (0.78%) Manufacturing
16 25 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
17 20 (0.52%) Automotive
17 20 (0.52%) Local Government
18 16 (0.42%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 2899 (75.51%) Analyst
2 2643 (68.85%) Business Analyst
3 271 (7.06%) Project Manager
4 224 (5.83%) Developer
5 190 (4.95%) Senior Analyst
6 181 (4.71%) Data Analyst
7 175 (4.56%) Senior Business Analyst
8 149 (3.88%) Agile Business Analyst
9 141 (3.67%) Architect
10 134 (3.49%) Consultant
11 121 (3.15%) Banking Business Analyst
12 111 (2.89%) Financial Business Analyst
13 101 (2.63%) Insurance Business Analyst
14 99 (2.58%) Systems Analyst
15 96 (2.50%) Financial Services Business Analyst
16 80 (2.08%) IT Business Analyst
17 73 (1.90%) Business Manager
18 64 (1.67%) Technical Analyst
19 61 (1.59%) Technical Business Analyst
20 59 (1.54%) Lead Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (3.36%) .NET
2 97 (2.53%) Web Services
2 97 (2.53%) XML
3 88 (2.29%) HTML
4 41 (1.07%) CSS
5 39 (1.02%) Middleware
6 35 (0.91%) HTML5
7 31 (0.81%) SOAP
8 28 (0.73%) Spring
9 25 (0.65%) ASP.NET
10 24 (0.63%) .NET Framework
11 22 (0.57%) WPF
12 20 (0.52%) FpML
13 19 (0.49%) XSLT
14 16 (0.42%) jQuery
15 15 (0.39%) Java EE
16 14 (0.36%) WinForms
17 12 (0.31%) XML Schema
18 11 (0.29%) Entity Framework
18 11 (0.29%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 495 (12.89%) Analytical Skills
2 142 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 115 (3.00%) Fixed Income
3 115 (3.00%) User Experience
4 114 (2.97%) Derivative
5 78 (2.03%) Equities
6 72 (1.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 58 (1.51%) Open Source
8 55 (1.43%) Credit Risk
9 45 (1.17%) Reference Data
9 45 (1.17%) SWIFT
10 43 (1.12%) Visualisation
11 39 (1.02%) Market Risk
12 35 (0.91%) NHS
12 35 (0.91%) Computer Science
13 32 (0.83%) Data Integration
14 28 (0.73%) Data Structures
15 23 (0.60%) Interest Rate Derivative
16 21 (0.55%) Statistics
16 21 (0.55%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 80 (2.08%) Windows
2 58 (1.51%) UNIX
3 35 (0.91%) Linux
4 16 (0.42%) Windows 7
5 15 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (0.23%) Android
7 7 (0.18%) AIX
8 6 (0.16%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.078%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.078%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.078%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.052%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.052%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (0.052%) VME
11 1 (0.026%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.026%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.026%) SUSE
11 1 (0.026%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.026%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 893 (23.26%) Stakeholder Management
2 778 (20.27%) Agile Software Development
3 761 (19.82%) Project Management
4 315 (8.21%) Change Management
5 310 (8.08%) Use Case
6 306 (7.97%) PRINCE2
7 292 (7.61%) Data Analysis
8 276 (7.19%) User Acceptance Testing
9 275 (7.16%) Data Modelling
10 263 (6.85%) Migration
11 237 (6.17%) GAP Analysis
12 230 (5.99%) Scrum
13 221 (5.76%) Business Intelligence
14 212 (5.52%) CRM
15 200 (5.21%) ITIL
15 200 (5.21%) Waterfall
16 198 (5.16%) UML
17 192 (5.00%) E-Commerce
18 188 (4.90%) Workflow
19 182 (4.74%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 435 (11.33%) SQL
2 149 (3.88%) Java
3 88 (2.29%) C#
4 79 (2.06%) JavaScript
5 53 (1.38%) VBA
6 41 (1.07%) PL/SQL
7 39 (1.02%) T-SQL
8 33 (0.86%) C
9 24 (0.63%) C++
10 14 (0.36%) Python
11 12 (0.31%) R
12 11 (0.29%) VB.NET
13 9 (0.23%) Apex Code
13 9 (0.23%) VB
13 9 (0.23%) PHP
14 8 (0.21%) Shell Script
14 8 (0.21%) Scala
15 7 (0.18%) FoxPro (VFP)
16 5 (0.13%) Perl
17 3 (0.078%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 296 (7.71%) Degree
2 283 (7.37%) ISEB
3 117 (3.05%) Security Cleared
4 60 (1.56%) SC Cleared
5 54 (1.41%) PMI Certification
6 36 (0.94%) PMP
7 33 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 30 (0.78%) IIBA
9 28 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
10 27 (0.70%) CBAP
11 18 (0.47%) DV Cleared
12 14 (0.36%) CIMA
13 13 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 12 (0.31%) ACCA
15 10 (0.26%) ISTQB
16 8 (0.21%) CCA
16 8 (0.21%) CISSP
17 7 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
18 6 (0.16%) MCSE
18 6 (0.16%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (3.62%) QA
2 50 (1.30%) Data Quality
3 35 (0.91%) FATCA
4 33 (0.86%) EMIR
5 28 (0.73%) SLA
6 25 (0.65%) Solvency II
7 24 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 22 (0.57%) Dodd-Frank
9 20 (0.52%) MiFID
10 14 (0.36%) COREP
11 13 (0.34%) FINREP
12 12 (0.31%) ISO 9001
12 12 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 10 (0.26%) Basel III
14 8 (0.21%) GAAP
14 8 (0.21%) PCI DSS
15 5 (0.13%) ISO 9000
16 4 (0.10%) COBIT
17 3 (0.078%) CRD IV
17 3 (0.078%) Basel II
System Software
1 21 (0.55%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.10%) XenApp
3 4 (0.10%) HDFS
4 3 (0.078%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.078%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.052%) Platform Symphony
6 1 (0.026%) XenServer
6 1 (0.026%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.026%) vSphere
6 1 (0.026%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 27 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (0.36%) HP SiteScope
3 5 (0.13%) Puppet
3 5 (0.13%) Control-M
4 4 (0.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (0.10%) OpenView
4 4 (0.10%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.078%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (0.078%) SCCM
6 2 (0.052%) Windows Intune
6 2 (0.052%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.026%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.026%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.026%) CA Endevor
7 1 (0.026%) SCOM
7 1 (0.026%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.026%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.026%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.026%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 359 (9.35%) Microsoft
2 213 (5.55%) Oracle
3 135 (3.52%) SAP
4 63 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
5 60 (1.56%) Business Objects
6 50 (1.30%) Cognos
7 46 (1.20%) HP
8 43 (1.12%) IBM
9 31 (0.81%) Citrix
10 29 (0.76%) Informatica
11 27 (0.70%) Tableau
12 24 (0.63%) Sybase
13 23 (0.60%) Guidewire
13 23 (0.60%) Adobe
14 20 (0.52%) Teradata
14 20 (0.52%) ServiceNow
15 19 (0.49%) hybris
15 19 (0.49%) Hyperion
15 19 (0.49%) Calypso
16 18 (0.47%) Red Hat
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